All Posts Tagged: Fed

U.S. Outlook: Jobs rebound, though problems remain

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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Better February job gains and a rapid decline in initial jobless claim so far for March gives a new hope and healthy boost to the recovering U.S. economy, though several labor market indicators remain weak.

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U.S. Outlook: Wicked weather, Fed taper, and global tremors

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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An unusual brew of factors — including cold weather — is clouding the near-term outlook for the U.S. economy this week.

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Instant Analysis: November jobs report

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

The government’s November report on U.S. employment is solid, any way you slice it. And the larger-than-expected drop in the unemployment rate may be the biggest surprise of all.

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U.S. Outlook: A stronger October if you believe the PMIs

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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October’s Purchasing Manager Indexes (PMIs) and employment report are two big factors in the economy right now, and I discuss their influences in this week’s U.S. Outlook report. Below is a brief summary followed by a link to the full report, delivered on Nov. 8, 2013. Key observations: U.S. economic momentum may have outweighed the […]

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